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Meaning of rail

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports [syn:
           {railing}, {rail}]
      2: short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned
         with rail safety"
      3: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the
         railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
         [syn: {track}, {rail}, {rails}, {runway}]
      4: a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
      5: any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the
         family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for
         running on soft mud
      v 1: complain bitterly [syn: {rail}, {inveigh}]
      2: enclose with rails; "rail in the old graves" [syn: {rail},
         {rail in}]
      3: provide with rails; "The yard was railed"
      4: separate with a railing; "rail off the crowds from the
         Presidential palace" [syn: {rail}, {rail off}]
      5: convey (goods etc.) by rails; "fresh fruit are railed from
         Italy to Belgium"
      6: travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice";
         "She trained to Hamburg" [syn: {train}, {rail}]
      7: lay with rails; "hundreds of miles were railed out here"
      8: fish with a handline over the rails of a boat; "They are
         railing for fresh fish"
      9: spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda
         vilified the Jews" [syn: {vilify}, {revile}, {vituperate},
      10: criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans'
          plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social
          policies" [syn: {fulminate}, {rail}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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